What does Christmas mean for you?

For many of us, Christmas is a wonderful time of year when we enjoy a turkey dinner with family and a mountain of gifts under the tree. Sadly, that is not the case for many families in Oakville. They are struggling to provide the basic necessities for themselves and their children. Without our help they will have no celebration, special meal, or gifts this Christmas.

For more than 16 years, Kerr Street Mission has rallied the community through our “Christmas Wonders and Beyond” program, to make sure families are able to celebrate this special season. We are grateful for the love, compassion and support the community has shown, as together we have been able to respond to the needs, and give many families a very special Christmas blessing.

We are excited about blessing families in need again this year. Due to rising costs of living, we have increased the amount of gift cards each individual will receive from $75 to $100. In addition, families will also receive toys and pajamas to make it a day to remember.

This is what one of our families wrote after they received help from us last year:

“Thank you for helping my family through this difficult time a year. And thank you for helping so many other families like mine. It helps ease the burden and helps bring joy to the holidays. My children will be very happy to wake up on Christmas Day to have presents under the tree.”

Christmas is a time of year that we all need to search within ourselves and ask what we can do for those that are less fortunate. Please consider how you can help us bring wonder and joy to the 1,300 + people who come through our doors seeking help.

Our Christmas Wonders and Beyond Program runs from November 1st to December 31st.


How can you help those in our community
have a memorable Christmas?

Please contact Agnes Stassen at 905-845-7485 ext. 208 or
for more information about Christmas Wonders and Beyond and how you can get involved.